Nine years ago I was in Cegep, the Ice Storm hit, the Winter Olympics were help in Nagano Japan, Titanic won 11 Oscars, the G3 iMac was released, terrorism was something that happened "over there" and Monica Lewinsky was a household name. And oh yeah this little search engine called Google started up.
If Google is known for their clean interface, you should have seen what it looked like in November of 1998.
Happy birthday Google. I'm feeling lucky.